The evil secret societ of cats has one mission: to make humans fear the feline race! To that end, a motley cast of cats is here to take over the lives of unsuspecting folk and all media they consume. Under the leadership of the Feline Commander is Dr. Meow, with his fiercer creations, including Robocat, Queen, and Destroyer. Fighting to save humanity is Doggoman and his little sister who have trained under the wise Master Yorkshire. To round it all out is Hariyama, the owner of a cafe and one of the only neutral sights between the Society and Doggoman. Presented in yonkoma form (four-panel comic strips).
As a cat owner, there’s a lot of truth in this book. Cats seem to love coming at me when I have all black on, and they live to fill our internet with cat pictures. This story would make a fun companion to How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman. My biggest complaint is that because these were published separately and now collected, there are a lot of repeated intro panels where the Feline Commander introduces the society and tells its mission. That means there are only three panels of "story" going on most pages. Each comic is pretty cute and silly, so the humor makes up for the repeated panels.
All of the illustrations are very similar to what's happening on this cover. The cats and people are drawn pretty cartoony with small button eyes, but Pandania still manages some great expressiveness.
There are a couple times where characters are drinking beer, and a few times were Feline Commander drinks what looks like wine, but otherwise, this would be a decent story for all readers.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability Level: Grades 3-12
Publisher: Seven Seas
Publication Date: October 11, 2022
ISBN: 9781638585879 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: Elementary School, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Animals, Humor, Slice Of Life, Seven Seas
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